MTBF: An efficient multicast group aggregation scheme for the global area multicast

Sejun Song, Zhi Li Zhang, Baek Young Choi, David H.C. Du

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Abstract

IP Multicast is an important enabling service for the current and future Internet. With the explosive, growth of the Internet, a challenging issue facing IP multicast is scalability, in particular, the problem of multicast forwarding state and control explosion. In this paper, we propose a new methodology to address the multicast scalability problem for backbone domains Multicast Tunneling with Branch Filtering (MTBF). This multicast group aggregation scheme is designed on top of the inter-domain protocol architecture such as MASC/BGMP, and is independent of any underlying intra-domain multicast protocols. It aggregates multicast groups by constructing Border Router (BR)-based multicast routing trees and forwards data by using an encapsulation technique called Multicast Tunneling (MT). To minimize excess traffic due to aggregate multicast address based data forwarding, an efficient Dynamic Filtering Point Selection (DFPS) algorithm is used. The feasibility and performance of our scheme is demonstrated through analysis and simulations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication10th IEEE Workshop on Local and Metropolitan Area Networks
Subtitle of host publicationEvolving Access and Networking Techniques, LANMAN 1999
EditorsAloke Guha, Fabio Neri, David Skellern
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages85-94
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)0780371720, 9780780371729
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
Event10th IEEE Workshop on Local and Metropolitan Area Networkss, LANMAN 1999 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: Nov 21 1999Nov 24 1999

Publication series

NameIEEE Workshop on Local and Metropolitan Area Networks
ISSN (Print)1944-0367
ISSN (Electronic)1944-0375

Other

Other10th IEEE Workshop on Local and Metropolitan Area Networkss, LANMAN 1999
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CitySydney
Period11/21/9911/24/99

Keywords

  • AMT
  • DFPS
  • Filtering point
  • MAMT
  • MTBF
  • Multicast tunneling

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